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Still feeling that turkey coma this morn? You’re not alone.

New Tropic readers shared their best only-in-Miami Thanksgiving creations with us over the weekend, like a “Frenchified” Thanksgiving meal complete with wine and camembert cheese (top left), courtesy of @dotslp. Plus, some delicious-looking homemade pumpkin empanadas by Megan Horner Zimroth (middle).

The Thanksgiving cookies – alafajores, guava thumbprints, and pecan polvorones – made by Kimberlys Page look incredible (top right). And @lucgie swears you “haven’t lived” until you’ve eaten fried pavochón, “turkey marinated for 24 hours in the same garlicky sour orange mix normally reserved for Christmas pork” (bottom right).

Looking for other ways to “Latinoize” your next Thanksgiving or upcoming food-focused holiday? Here are more ideas from Miami writer Ana Sofía Peláeza. ¡Buen provecho!

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WHAT’S NEW IN THE 305

Don’t do that, ya turkey! A family in Kendall deep-fried their Thanksgiving turkey indoors last week, leading some family members to spend the holiday in the hospital. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers discovered dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and evacuated the apartment building. (Miami Herald)

It was good while it lasted.  Well, it happened. The Miami Hurricanes lost to Pitt on Friday, missing their chance at the elusive perfect season. At least they still have a shot at the playoffs. (Miami Herald)

More like Big Economy. The Gig Economy is real in South Florida, and it seems like it’s here to stay. A new report shows that the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area has the highest number of self-employed workers in the nation, but they’re not getting rich. (Miami Herald)


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🍻 Estrella Damm’s Chef Choice 2017
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Gingerbread goals. Pastry Chef Vincent Catala showed off his skills in a big way, crafting a huge replica of the Freedom Tower out of gingerbread. The masterpiece will be on display at the Coral Gables Museum until mid-December. (Edible South Florida)

Call your reps. You *might* have noticed that people are freaking out over the FCC’s recently proposed ending of “net neutrality,” which would, among other things, allow telecom companies to charge for tiered packages and block access to information they don’t support. Miami lawmakers Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart both have a history of fighting net neutrality, and Miami New Times has the rundown on why you should consider contacting them to show your support for it.


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🎉 Dec. 4: Celebrate the arts in Miami
PAMM + Frost Science + free performances to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge. Free, RSVP now.

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UP YOUR GIFT GAME

Holiday shopping for friends who love food as much as they love Miami? Check out Eater Miami’s gift guide for food lovers or go the opposite route and surprise them with something totally bizarre from satirist Dave Barry’s holiday gift guide.